Odisha logs 192 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

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Bhubaneswar, Jan 3 (PTI) Odisha's COVID-19 caseload on Sunday mounted to 3,30,309 with 192 more people testing positive for the infection, while three fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 1,883, a health department official said.

Of the 192 cases, 109 were reported from various quarantine centres, and the rest detected during contact tracing, the official said.

Six districts -- Bhadrak, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Keonjhar and Malkangiri -- did not report any new case since Saturday.

Sundargarh district recorded the maximum number of fresh cases at 33, followed by Angul at 24 and Bolangir at 17.

Three deaths were reported from Bolangir, Ganjam and Sundergarh districts.

Odisha currently has 2,408 active cases, while as many as 3,25,965 patients have recovered from the highly infectious disease. Fifty-three COVID-19 patients in the state died due to comorbidities.

The coastal state's positivity rate stands at 4.71 per cent, the official said.

Over 70 lakh samples have been examined so far, including 12,049 on Saturday, he added. PTI AAM RMS RMS